Conjuring up images of a proud parent whooping away at the side of a local football pitch - while sporting some sort of garish bumbag and a practical windbreaker - Soccer Mommy is actually the musical project of New York’s Sophie Allison. Quietly releasing ‘For Young Hearts’ last year - and tangling up sadness and insecurity with some first-rate songwriting in the process - ‘Collection’ is the technicolour remaster that her debut demo deserves. There are more shining stand-outs here than a pack of golden-iced gems, ode-to-hayfever ‘Benadryl Dreams’ and the all-synapses bared ‘Inside Out’ particularly stealing the biscuit.
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